|The community-based Children Consultation, Care and Education Centre opened recently at the October 20 Kindergarten in Hải Châu District, Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The community-based Child Consultation, Care and Education Centre opened recently at the October 20 Kindergarten in Hải Châu District in Đà Nẵng.
Lý Thị Hằng, deputy head of the Department of Pre-school Education and director of the Việt Nam School Readiness Promotion Project, said, "In reality, the number of children aged below three going to public pre-schools remains modest due to a lack of both facilities and human resources.”
"Providing knowledge and skills to parents with children aged three to 36 months and increasing children’s readiness to attend school are very important," she said.
As a pioneer in the development of public pre-schools, Đà Nẵng is one of four localities selected to pilot the community-based children consultation, care and education model for subsequent replication nation-wide.
The other localities are Lào Cai, Bắc Ninh, and Đắk Lắk.
On the occasion of the launch of the centre, FrieslandCampina Vietnam’s Dutch Lady brand has helped specialist doctors consult parents and share knowledge with them about a healthy lifestyle for children, including adequate nutrition and daily exercise.
Dutch Lady also provides a handbook on nutrition for young children.
The centre will provide free consultation until August using qualified doctors, psychologists and educators. — VNS